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September 24, 2012

Voter Information!

Are you registered? Need to know where to go to vote? Need to vote  with an absentee ballot? Just have questions about voting?

Visit http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/ to get Election Ready!

Remember: Virginians must apply to register to vote (or update their registration name and current address) NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 15, 2012!

Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Update

Virginia Western is currently working on our ten year reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-COC).  SACS-COC is the primary accreditation agency for school systems, colleges and universities throughout the southeast region of the United States. As part of this process, Virginia Western is designing a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to improve student learning and/or your learning environment.

In the spring, advising was chosen as the topic for the QEP since it received the most votes from students, faculty, and staff.  The topic was further refined in a survey which ended in August.  The topic of our QEP will be Advising Teamwork.  The QEP Development Team has proposed the following working goal.  Through team advising, students will learn how to set and achieve their own educational success goals.

We are forming additional QEP teams for fall and spring where we want student involvement. If you are interested in learning more about the QEP, there will be a SACS/QEP Update session in the Natural Science Center on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 12-1 pm for all faculty, staff, and students who would like to attend.

If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns related to the QEP, please feel free to contact Ms. Kristel Clark at kclark@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-6218.

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Student ID Hours

The Student  ID Office will be open weekly:

Mondays: Noon until 2 p.m.
Tuesday: 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Please remember that students need to bring a government-issued photo ID (Driver's License, Passport, etc.) and a current copy of their class schedule to get a new ID or Fall 2012 enrollment sticker.

Contact Student Activities at 857-7958

Student Trips at Virginia Western


Student Activities is excited to offer two Student Trips this semester! Spots are limited, so sign up today!

NC Zoo - Asheboro, NC Sunday, September 30 Walk from Africa’s grasslands to North America’s Arctic coast. Connect with wildlife from two different continents as you explore more than 500 acres of animal habitats!

Visit Washington DC Tuesday, November 20 (First Day of Thanksgiving Break) Spend a day in our nation’s capitol. Visit museums or monuments! Examples include the National Gallery of Art, National Museum of Natural History, or Lincoln Memorial. Most attractions in Washington DC are free.

Both trips are day trips and include transportation on a charter bus. The trip to the NC Zoo also includes the admission to the zoo. Participants must bring money for meals. Limited number of spots available. Sign up with Student Activities to reserve your spot. $10 deposit required at time of sign up.

Contact Natasha Lee, Student Activities Coordinator with questions at 540-857-6326 or nlee@virginiawestern.edu.





Since 1982, One of the region's largest street festivals! Centerfest offers a wide variety of activities to please young and old alike. Artisans and craftspeople from around the state, live music, children's activities along with local organizations will share useful information with visitors.  Also featuring an Art Show, Safety Fair, numerous Police Cars displayed, car show and a Motorcycle Show.  Virginia Western will once again be displaying their police vehicle in hope of raising some money for Special Olympics.  Come out and vote for Virginia Western as the best looking police car in the valley.